June 22, 2013

Duck Duck Go’s Post-PRISM Growth Actually Proves No One Cares About “Private” Search

Look out, Google! Duck Duck Go is on the rise, posting a 50% traffic increase in just eight days. Is this proof people want a “private” search engine, in the wake of allegations the PRISM program allows the US government to read search data with unfettered access? Nope. Google has little to worry about. People don’t [...]
June 21, 2013

Google Advice On When To Submit Reconsideration Request & How To Clean Your Link Profile

Google posted a new article today answering common questions about submitting reconsideration requests and managing your backlink profile. Google Search Quality representatives, Kaspar Szymanski and Uli Lutz, co-authored the article, going through the more common questions on this topic. Google says you should really only submit a reconsideration request when you receive a manual penalty [...]
June 21, 2013

Google Makes Splash With Christoph Niemann Illustration To Mark Summer Solstice 2013

Today’s Google Doodle by Christoph Niemann marks the summer solstice for searchers in the Northern Hemisphere with an animated illustration of five swimmers in Google-logo colored swimming caps, bobbing along on a wave that splashes back and forth. Google users in the Southern Hemisphere get their own Google Doodle to mark the first day of [...]
June 20, 2013

Google To State AG’s: We’ve Blocked Over 3 Million Bad Ads From “Rogue Online Pharmacies”

As part of its response to a potential subpoena by the Mississippi attorney general and accusations from The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) earlier this month that Google facilitates the sale of drugs without a prescription, among other illegal transactions,  Google legal director, Adam Barea, says the company has blocked or removed from its systems more [...]